My new deck....

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My new deck....

Postby coach » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:59 pm

I had 2 of my best friends come over this weekend to help me build my new deck.
Actually, I had 2 of my best friend come over build my new deck over the weekend.  But I am a good helper.
Deck is 16 x 20.
Started on Saturday morning at 8am....finished at 9 pm.
Only thing left is the skirt and railings.


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RE: My new deck....

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:33 pm

Drew Carey et.al...."Big Deck" [:D]
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ7Ue5emo6I
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RE: My new deck....

Postby coach » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:13 pm

LOL.....[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]
Almost pee my pants.......
Got to show the wife when she comes back from work.  [:D][:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]
 
I love it.
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RE: My new deck....

Postby DeerCamp » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:47 pm

Very nice coach...lol I work at Home Depot..Im hoping your helping me and my paycheck by shoping there lol..remember we meet and beat everyone by 10% lol.
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."

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RE: My new deck....

Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:37 pm

Coach, very nice deck.  Looks like you guys have some carpentry experience!  We just put a deck on our new house last fall about the same size...We let it dry out for a year now so we're getting to be that time to seal it!!!!
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RE: My new deck....

Postby John1961 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:07 am

Hey you forgot the GRILL.......................
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RE: My new deck....

Postby Sailfish » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:59 am

Nice work!
 
I like the look of the steps as well
"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther."

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RE: My new deck....

Postby coach » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:01 pm

Deercamp....all the treated wood and deck block...nails and screw were from Home Depot.
The deck board on top is white cedar from a saw mill.  I will help you as much as I can.
 
And for the grill John....Its behing the camera.  Can't live without the grill.
 
Thanks guys
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RE: My new deck....

Postby msbadger » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:54 pm

Nice deck coach...can I ask a ?...we always dig down and anchor all support posts here with concrete....We get alot of ground freezing ..frost heave.....is that ever a problem in your area with using above ground anchors?....I think I could actually talk Mr. B. into a new deck ...just showing him yours [;)]

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RE: My new deck....

Postby coach » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:27 pm

ha ha ....Mr B. ..... Nice....
First you must have friends.
Second you fake a back ache after all material purchased...(kidding)
 
Where I am....I have grass and soil..... appox 4 inches of soil.
Under grass and soil........ rocks. 
If you can....yes its always better to dig beneath frost level and pour ciment.
I can't really do that where my house is located. 
 
If you put lots of deck blocks....and brace it all nicely....you won't have a problem. Unless you are in an area where soil or ground is very soft. (sandy)
 
My neighbour has a small deck 6 x 8...attached to the house.....anchored below frost line with ciment.  I live in a new developpment so ground is just about packed up. The actual ground packed itself about an inch in the last 2 years.  So my neighbour's deck, which is attached to the house is now actually a inch lower at the end.  And it shows big time. 
 
 Sure your deck might move....and I'm sure it will....but not enough to freak out.   ANd if it does move...since its all braced properly and solidly....it will all move together and you could do minor adjustment.  But you will only see that usually in the spring......summer everything is back to normal.
 
Good Luck ...
Let us know how Mr. B did.  [:)]
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